Chinese Industrial Firms Under Reform

Chinese Industrial Firms Under Reform

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Reforms transformed the operating environment, financial arrangements, business and administrative relationships, and internal structure and motivation of Chinese state-owned industrial enterprises during the 1980s. This book, based on a collaborative research project between the World Bank and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, analyses these changes and their impact on enterprise behaviour and performance from the perspective of individual firms, through a series of detailed case studies. Themes emerging from this study include: the importance of market conditions in influencing enterprise actions; mandatory production planning as a serious obstacle to reforms and efficiency improvements; administrative influence over the permissable scope of enterprise activities and resulting problems; and the role of workers' interests in forming enterprise objectives.show more

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  • Hardback | 454 pages
  • 164.3 x 243.6 x 36.3mm | 880.41g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • tables, charts
  • 0195208757
  • 9780195208757

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"Provides essential raw material for a deeper understanding of how Chinese state industry worked just before and soon after the beginning of reform."--Asian-Pacific Economic Literature"These first hand accounts provide useful insights into the business climate of China in the 1990s."--Checklist Development Publications"An important source of information....Deserve[s] to be read by everyone interested in industrial reform in China."--Journal of Contemporary Asia Publishersshow more

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State-owned industrial enterprises in China underwent far-reaching changes during the 1980s. Reforms altered the operating environment, financial arrangements, business and administrative relationships, and internal structure and motivation of firms. This book, a compilation of detailed case studies based on a collaborative research project between the World Bank and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, analyzes how reforms and other changes in the economic system affected the behavior and performance of enterprises.show more